Cosplayer Interviews

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Sydney Gayle

SG: My most difficult makeup thus far was definitely the borderlands psycho costume since it included body paint which is a new area for me.

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Cosplayer of the week: David Smith

Leo nocedo: Why’d you start cosplaying ?
David Smith: Hobby and F#%kit list

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Cosplayer of the week : Lauren Edinger AKA WeyrWoman Cosplay

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying? Lauren Edinger : My dad introduced me to cons at a young age! I’ve been making my costumes since I… Continue reading

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Cosplayer of the week: Daniel Matarazzo

Leo nocedo : Have you ever done a cosplay panel?
Daniel Matarazzo : Nope, never cared to.

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Cosplayer of the Week: Leyna Rossi

Leyna Rossi : Nathanos for my fiance, Azshara for me, 3rd tbd
Leo Nocedo: Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?

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Cosplayer of the Week: Ellie Villafane

Leo Nocedo :How did you discover cosplaying?
Ellie Villafane: I discovered cosplaying from a friend who used to be one of my coworkers, and I immediately got into it since my very first con appearance.

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Cosplayer of the Week: Vivian Alexander

Leo Nocedo :How did you discover cosplaying?
Vivian Alexander: I think from the cosplay features in the old Animerica magazines in the early 2000s.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Simon Sherr

We like the ability to be ridiculous and fun behind make up or a mask.

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Cosplayer of the Week: Julie Marie Aleman AKA Sith Void Queen Cosplay

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?

Julie Marie Aleman : Back in 2014 or so, I started to make cosplay costumes and went out to comic cons.

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Cosplayer of the week Florida : Rose Rosa Van Sciver

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying? Rose Rosa Van Sciver : I was going to my first convention ever and my friend told me about cosplayers,… Continue reading

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Cosplayer of the week : Janet Gibson Levengood

Hello my fellow Geeks! My name is Janet Levengood and I am a Disney Cast Member by week and a Cosplayer by weekend! Okay, so that’s sort of… Continue reading

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Shellane Demarest AKA Cos A Commotion

Our greatest ambition is to leave our fans with a fulfillment and enjoyment in which they can take home with them. 

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Brian Harris

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Brian Harris : I discovered cosplay back in 2004. I always thought it would be cool to portray a character I am a fan of.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Nathan Wilson

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Nathan Wilson : We always knew it existed and did some light cosplay, but we weren’t inspired to really get into it until after meeting Ronald Seaman of Aracknoid3 cosplay. Seeing another wheelchair user go all out with a cosplay really inspired us.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Ivy Ann Crain AKA Murderdoll Cosplay

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying? Ivy Ann Crain : I’ve always dressed up but it wasn’t until I moved to the States in 2012 and… Continue reading

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Cosplayer of the week : Catalina Gaviria

Leo Nocedo: How did you discover cosplaying? Catalina Gaviria : During a photo shoot my Photographer asked me if I ever did cosplay. Leo Nocedo: What was your… Continue reading

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Cosplayer of the week : Troy Whigham

Before we get into the questions, I’d like to say that cosplaying draws some of the best people in the world. Before I got into it, I associated… Continue reading

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Marco Mazz AKA MZ Cosplay

Leo Nocedo: How did you discover cosplaying?
Marco Mazz: Saw people dressing up at COMICBOOK stores in 1976

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Heidi Vavrik

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Heidi Vavrik : Through my husband and local Comic Book Store : Dark Side Comics and Games

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Cosplayer Of The Week: The Smyth Family

Leo Nocedo :How did you discover cosplaying?
The Smyth  Family : Our mom cosplayed most of her life, so she got us started really young.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Joseph Vavrik

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Joseph Vavrik : I am an Ex Wrestler…I’ve kind of always Cosplayed. I loved having OC’s and different Costumes.

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Cosplayer of the week : Kyle Coppa-Cross AKA Space Coast Superman

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying? Kyle Coppa-Cross :   I learned about it when I was in high school but considered it another form of acting,… Continue reading

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Cialiegh Dean AKA Dragons Keep Cosplay

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Cialiegh Dean :  When I was younger my older sister used to cosplay different anime charecters. I’ve spent most of my life looking up to her and trying to be just like her.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Fagatron Dolce

Hi everyone I am an author and professional LGBT cosplayer. Working on my first book.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Rick Dox Rosa

Leo Nocedo: How did you discover cosplaying?
Rick Dox Rosa : First as a kid I made a Spiderman mask. And a wolverine shirt, I got older and revisited my love for costuming 10 years ago

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Cody Alikzandr Shealey

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Cody Alikzandr Shealey : I remember watching the local news around May and seeing the coverage of MegaCon, I thought it looked fun so I went the next year.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Brandon Fragale

Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay?
Brandon Fragale : Dean Winchester from Supernatural

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Davina Nguyen

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Davina Nguyen : I used to run a nonprofit character performing organization that visited children in the hospital.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: She Rivera AKA Sheriru Cosplay

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
She Rivera :  Always loved anime and scifi, so went to a comic con and loved how everyone was cosplaying, the following year I decided to do the same.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Meg Devereux AKA Marie Bernadette

Leo Nocedo: How did you discover cosplaying?
Meg Devereux : I learned how to sew when I was a little girl and my mom and I would always make really cool Halloween costumes. It just sort of spiraled from there.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Veronica Paniccia

Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay?

Veronica Paniccia : My first cosplay was Misa from Death Note.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Dana April

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Dana April : My Daughter
Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay?
Dana April : Black Butler Undertaker

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Victoria Padilla AKA Cookie Dough Cosplay

I’ve been cosplaying since 2012 I started out in California, in the haunt industry and moved to Florida and have been here ever since.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Steven Rodriguez

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Steven Rodriguez : As someone growing up with Asperger’s Syndrome, it was always hard for me to socialize with my classmates in school, especially when it was the “good ol’ days” where you got bullied for being a nerd or gamer.”

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Stephanie May AKA Amazoncosplayer

 Stephanie May : Long story short, my first wonder woman outfit for an event was not completed on time, so I decided to wear it to supercon 2018. The reaction from the kids got me hooked.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Lady Darjuxena AKA D.J. Palumbo

Leo Nocedo: How did you discover cosplaying?
Lady Darjuxena : I am a fan of Halloween & been dressing up as my favorite heroes since I was 5 years old as wonder woman Im also a pro belly dancer so we are always in costuming lol

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Danielle Dragoni

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Danielle Dragoni :  I discovered cosplay by first attending cons not in cosplay.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Ray Ballard Jr.

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Ray Ballard Jr. : I had gone to comic/SYFY/gaming conventions for a long time and had seen everyone dressing up, but I never felt comfortable doing it myself because I was very overweight for most of my life and did feel like I could fit the part.

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Cosplayer of the week : Michael Carter

Leo Nocedo: How did you discover cosplaying? Michael Carter : I literally bought a Batsuit for a friend. I was working on War Machine and realized it would… Continue reading

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Cosplayer of the week : COSPLAY MICHAEL

COSPLAY MICHAEL Age 9-years-old Listed on Cosplay Convention Connection as the nation’s youngest professional cosplayer Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying? COSPLAY MICHAEL : I was… Continue reading

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Dementia Von Grimm

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Dementia Von Grimm :  It was always there. Around the corner, in the shadows, in the dark, lurking, waiting.
Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay?

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Cori Chan

Leo Nocedo: How did you discover cosplaying?
Cori Chan : I discovered cosplay through conventions.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Clark Schueller

Leo Nocedo: How did you discover cosplaying?
Clark Schueller : I discovered cosplay when I was 12 and what good people that did that did for other people.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Mark Newport

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Mark Newport : In 2003, I went to a convention caled FX2000 with a friend who showed me cosplay.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Imtiaz Ali

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Imtiaz Ali : I made my first costume at home for fun. Did not know about cosplaying as a hobby. A few years later I discover this group of cosplayers in Trinidad and decided to bring my first batsuit to the public.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Katrina Tecxidor AKA Geek Unique Cosplay

leo Nocedo: How did you discover cosplaying?
Katrina Tecxidor: Randomly through mutual friends. Someone got me a ticket to Megacon Orlando and I was hooked!

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Cosplayer of the week : Kristopher Paul

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying? Kristopher Paul : I discovered cosplaying from some anime friends in school. I went to The International Academy of Design… Continue reading

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Chula A. Belle

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?

Chula A. Belle : Back in 2000 somehow a con found out I owned the pikachu car and asked if I could come and display it, never knew event’s like this existed and over 20 years later PikaBug still makes appearances at cons and events throughout the USA.

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Cosplayer of the week : Ronald Seaman

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying? Ronald Seaman : Ny niece (Selexie cosplay) told me about it. Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay? Ronald… Continue reading

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Cosplayer of the Week: Thomas Blasco

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Thomas Blasco: A friends of mine discovered UD replicas when they made their first Dark Knight suit and shared it with me because I rode a motorcycle. I finished it off with cape and cowl and took it to Megacon, then I was hooked.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Daisy Roth AKA Daisy Chain Cosplay

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Daisy Roth : I sort of always enjoyed cosplaying. I love Halloween and the Jewish holiday Purim. You also wear costumes on Purim.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Kat Miller

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Kat Miller : A friend invited me to Anime Boston in 2007 & I fell in love with the idea of Cosplay.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Kaluohs

Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay?
Kaluohs : Black Cat from DC Comics at Florida Geek Fest

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Rick Stafford AKA The True Aquaman

Rick Stafford, known as The True Aquaman, has been on the professional cosplay circuit, attending comic cons and events all around the world.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Preston Todaro AKA Preston Cosplay

Leo Nocedo : HOW DID YOU DISCOVER COSPLAYING?
Preston Todaro : Always enjoyed wearing costumes for fun, a friend suggested attending a comic convention.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Steven Newport

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplay?
Steven Newport : My first real exposure to cosplay, before it was even really being referred to as such, was thanks to Star Trek Conventions! While conventions have exploded in popularity, back when they were small, little things held in conference rooms, people would wear Starfleet Uniforms.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Jeanna Reynolds

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Jeanna Reynolds : How ? Hm, have to say I saw an advertisement about Shadowcon in Tampa and see all these amazing cosplayers dress up as their favorite characters and thought to myself I have to get in on this.

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Cosplayers Of The Week: CosFX

Leo Nocedo : Have you ever been in a cosplay contest?

CosFX: No cause we are always at our booth working (playing) when we are at cons.

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Cosplayer Of the Week: Lymari Negron Aka Princess Lymari

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Lymari Negron  : Our first convention was Star Wars Celebration and that’s how I discover the cosplaying.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Veronica Foy AKA CorruptedVee

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Veronica Foy : I have gone to megacon since 2010 I even dressed up or cosplay for my 1st time as BIOSHOCK 3 character.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Adam Monroe

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Adam Monroe : A small convention my fencing group was at.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Cody Dickinson

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Cody Dickinson : I first saw cosplay while helping at an event at a childrens hostiptal.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Jack McMahon

 Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Jack McMahon: I discovered cosplay in high school. My older brother took me to my first convention. When there I met people who would become my coworkers at my second high school job.

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Cosplayer of the Week: Lauren Scham AKA Lady Laura

Leo Nocedo: How did you discover cosplaying?
Lauren Scham :  I was introduced to cosplay by an ex boyfriend. I had never been to a con before and he told me that we just had to dress up. Thus my love for cosplay was born!

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Cosplayer of the Week: Dylan J. Patrissi AKA SWFL Spidey

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Dylan J. Patrissi : My buddy Bryan Wolf invited me to a con in 2013 been hooked since.

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Cosplay Group of the Week: Gotham Underground

Leo Nocedo : When did you decide to start Gotham ?
Gotham Underground : May 2017. It was an idea that sprouted after a Free Comic Book Day at Dark Side Comics and Games.

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Cosplayer of the Week: Rolando Ramos

Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay?
Rolando Ramos : Back in 2006 I went to New York Comic Con. It was the first big Con I was going to attend so I decided to throw together a Joker costume… and rest is history.

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Cosplayer of the week : Katherine Krause

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying? Katherine Krause : I discovered cosplay back in 2012 from my best friend who took me to SuperCon. Once I… Continue reading

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Cosplayer of the Week: David Mansfield

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
David Mansfield : A friend of mine invited me to Metrocon in Tampa about 6 years ago. I never heard of cosplay before, so, figured why not sounds like fun. 3 days later I was hooked!

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Cosplayer of the Week: Kat Astrophe

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Kat Astrophe : A few of my friends would post pictures of themselves at events. I always loved dressing up in costumes for Halloween. When I found out it was okay to do it year round I jumped on the cosplay train.

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Cosplayer of the Week: Tracy Hill

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Tracy Hill :  I’ve been attending cons since 1985, since I was young. I started with a Klingon Fan group in 1997 and started working with that large group as a full battle armored warrior.

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Cosplayer Of The Week: Jusnel Gonzalez

Leo Nocedo : What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Jusnel Gonzalez: A version 2 of a character I created with a lot more bells and whistles, Heavy Artillery Mandalorian, and a Plague Doctor (seems fitting after 2020).

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Cosplayer of the week : Scott Whipple

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying? Scott Whipple :  I have been making costumes since I was a kid, in Kindergarten I dressed up as Batman,… Continue reading

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Cosplayer Group of the Week: Costumers With A Cause

Leo Nocedo: When and where did CWC start ?
CWC : Before Facebook, and Myspace, Two groups of friends in different parts of the country, Orlando and Chicago, got together to bring smiles to children. Each area branded themselves Costumers With A Cause, and it wasn’t until 2 years later that they were introduced to each other, and a national friendship formed the official CWC National.

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Cosplayer of the Week: Sith Jade

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Sith Jade : My dad was HUGE into comics and used to take me to Emerald city comics, I saw all the costumes and instantly knew I wanted to create those characters in real life!

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Cosplayer of the week : Tony Brisciano (The Colonel’s Korner)

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying? Tony Brisciano : Online Leo Nocedo : What was your first cosplay? Tony Brisciano : Town Marshall Western gear. Leo… Continue reading

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Cosplayer of the Week: Dan Gruden

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Dan Gruden : People started saying I looked liked Stan Lee and my granddaughters said that I should attend a Comic Con. So I bought a sweater and a pair of sunglasses and went to Megacon.

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Cosplayer of the Week: Emily Lander

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Emily Lander : I had always had an interest in cosplay, but my roots are in SFX makeup and I expanded to cosplay from there.

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Cosplayer of the Week: Xavier Serrano

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Xavier Serrano : When I was 15 I went to a convention in New York it was a Horror convention.

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Cosplayer of the Week: Edward Charles Haas V

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Edward Charles Haas V : Between airsoft and LARPing I was already used to dressing up for less-than-normal situations. Cosplay came naturally, and my first event was a superhero flash mob.

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Cosplayer of the Week: Borah Brewington

Borah Brewington :  I’ve been dressing up as different characters for Halloween ever since I was a kid. My favorite character when I was little was Bela Lugosi’s version of Count Dracula. My mom’s favorite character that I dressed as was Emmett Kelly the clown.

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Cosplayer of the Week: Jennifer Stroup

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Jennifer Stroup : I had always seen cosplayers on TV and Instagram, but I never really thought it was for
me until a few years ago. I wanted to work as a face character at Disney, but that never panned
out, so I started seeking out opportunities in my area instead.

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Cosplay Group of the Week: Ybor City Sirens

Leo Nocedo: What is ybor sirens?

Ybor City Sirens: The Ybor City Sirens is burlesque group with a focus on fetish. We bring positivity to the fetish community and look sexy while performing. Its not all whips and chains but it sure if fun!

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Cosplayer of the Week: Miguel Nieves

Leo Nocedo : What are your next 3 cosplay plans?
Miguel Nieves : To cosplay Batman , Briareos & Quasimodo

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Cosplayer of the Week : Patrick Broadnax

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying? Patrick Broadnax : I discovered cosplay about 10 years ago. I always thought it would be cool to try out…. Continue reading

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Cosplayer of the Week: Ashley Smith

Leo Nocedo :  How did you discover cosplaying? Ashley Smith : Big Halloween celebrator and always went all out for school Spirit week but it wasn’t until my… Continue reading

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Cosplayer of the Week: Michael D. Pelaez

Leo Nocedo : How did you discover cosplaying?
Michael D. Pelaez : I was asked to join a radio station based in Zephyrhills to participate in parades. I picked Spider-Man because he’s my favorite superhero.

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Cosplayer of the Week: Kimmy Marie Franklin

Leo Nocedo :  How did you discover cosplaying?
Kimmy Marie Franklin : I discovered cosplaying in high school by finding out from friends and acquaintances. I would say the anime world was my jumping in point but since i’ve continued i have done cosplaying of all kinds.

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Cosplay Photographer of the Week: John Mantell

Leo Nocedo : How do you get the person ,place or thing in front of your camera onto film , chip or paper just the way you want… Continue reading

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Cosplayer of the Week: Jackie Sonnenberg

Leo Nocedo:  How did you discover cosplaying?
Jackie Sonnenberg :  It kind of went together with researching costume ideas for haunted houses as I am a haunted house actor. I then decided to go to conventions for fun as my favorite video game and movie characters.

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Cosplayer Group of the Week: Guardians of Justice

Leo Nocedo: When and where GOJ start ?
Guardians Of Justice: GOJ was founded in early 2014 in Orlando FL. It’s primary goal at the time was and still is to create lasting memories for children and family members who are directly affected by medical diagnoses.

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